Commercially astute, Max possesses an excellent knack of being able to quickly grasp complex issues whilst building rapport with people. Before pursuing his legal career, Max worked as a commercial manager of an international electrical cable company at its New Zealand branch. He was involved with intricate contractual disputes and multi-million dollar settlements while also successfully managing tax issues with the IRD and insurance claims with sub-contractors and principals working along-side chartered accountants, lawyers and contractors. Through such “hands on” experience Max is very aware of how clients can feel in stressful situations and the need to put out fires as soon as potential issues are identified whenever possible.
Max is a very responsible person with a “can do” attitude, developed through his two years’ service in the South Korean Army. He is hard working and prides himself on being reliable and dedicated. He is fluent in both English and Korean.
Max is passionate about helping children and has successfully organised the ‘Our Children, Our Community’ (OCOC) charitable projects in Auckland and Christchurch with his wife Tina and received the Ernst & Young Excellence Award and Lane Neave Lawyers Leadership Award. Max is madly in love with soccer (playing, watching and coaching). He represented the first eleven team at Burnside High School (in Christchurch), playing in a national soccer tournament and subsequently went back to his high school to teach the students. He also holds a junior coaching certificate and has received personal training from a professional soccer player to further his skills. Max also read for and completed his LLB/BCom degrees at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch and retains a strong attachment with the South Island of New Zealand.
Max is passionate about his future in the law and excited at joining such a dynamic law firm as Queen City Law where he hopes his future will be bright.
Max Shin LLB/Bcom Contact Details:
Queen City Law Level 8,
203 Queen Street
PO Box 6908, Wellesley Street Auckland
DDI:+64 9 970 8812